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Billy Dukes

Billy Dukes' music background includes jobs as music director and night DJ at WQDR 94.7 in Raleigh, N.C.; writer for Recoil Magazine, a monthly out of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and writer for the Kalamazoo Gazette in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Western Michigan University graduate followed a girl to Raleigh in 2006 and wisely married her one year later. They live in northeast Wake County with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and their son. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
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Inside ‘American Idol’: Scott Borchetta on If He’ll Return for Season 15, Plus Advice to Finalists

When the press release announcing the end of American Idol was sent on Monday, Scott Borchetta's name was missing. The Season 14 mentor says he could come back, but it depends on how serious the show's producers are about searching for talent.

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Adley Stump’s ‘Like This’ Is About More Than Just Music [Exclusive Stream]

Adley Stump may be the most right-brained artist in Nashville. Her deep, resonant Oklahoma voice belts out meat and potato stories of love and purpose as effortlessly as it does less sexy words like "deliverables," "reverse engineering" and "target market." You may find her on the cover of Billboard in 10 years, but there's an equal chance it's because she's an industry leader as an executive instead of a format leader as an artist.

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New Songs on the Radio – May 2015

Sam Hunt and Randy Houser lead an impressive group of artists with new songs on the radio in May 2015. Houser released a long-awaited single from an upcoming fourth studio album, while Hunt's "House Party" is on its way to becoming the jam of the summer. There's plenty more from artists well-known and new.

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Taste of Country Festival Survival Tips

The most popular country music festivals — like the upcoming Taste of Country Music Festival — last up to five days and include dozens of artists. It's a big commitment to try to take it all in, and you'll want to do so in a way that allows you to be presentable at work on Monday morning.

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Trisha Yearwood and Sister Sing Emotional ‘I Remember You’ for Late Mother

Trisha Yearwood performed her latest single "I Remember You" on Live With Kelly and Michael last week, and brought out a rarely-seen special guest. Her sister Beth overcame nerves to sing the touching song about losing a loved one.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Still Love Like Newlyweds at ‘Tomorrowland’ Premiere

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s oldest daughter is ready to graduate high school and head to college, but the power couple is still behaving like they’re on their honeymoon. For the second third fourth (or more?) time in a year, McGraw proved he still finds his wife very, very sexy. And he’s not afraid to talk about it.

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